At a Glance

Sean Stiller is an award-winning Canadian-Secwepemc filmmaker and cinematographer with a focus on documentary, commercial and First Nations films. He is based in Toronto and works regularly in Vancouver, BC.

His passion lies in revealing stories that provoke and inspire – as a testimony to the tireless work of a non-profit organization, a social impact business or the many inspiring lives within our communities. Through a process of research and pre-production planning we determine the best solution to your challenge, whether a commissioned documentary film, an impactful short-form video to promote a new business venture, or collaboration on larger mixed media campaigns.

Sean’s independently produced films have screened at the Maryland Film Festival, Bay Street Film Festival, ReFrame Film Festival, Viva Film Festival, MakeDox Documentary Film Festival, First Peoples’ Festival (PRÉSENCE AUTOCHTONE), Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Quito Independent Film Festival, Living Skies Film Festival, Skábmagovat Film Festival, Women in Film and Television, Cordoba International Film Festival, Her-Story/Reel Canada, and First Nations Film and Video Festival.

He holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. His thesis, entitled Cyéwmen, has been presented as an immersive film installation of the traditional Secwepemc (Shuswap) salmon fish camp. He is also completing a documentary film exploring the crises of Secwepemctsín language loss and the transformative potential for Indigenous language revival.

Past clients include: The City of Toronto, Lakehead University, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council, Magnet/Ryerson University, Sigma Canada, The Vancouver School Board, The BC Provincial Government, National Aboriginal Day, and The Gerstein Crisis Centre.

Capabilities + Equipment

My Services

  • Camera Operation
  • Director of Photography
  • Pre-Production + Location Scouting
  • Lighting
  • Audio Production
  • Editing
  • Post-Production Colour Correction

Equipment

  • Canon C300 MarkII Camera (2k + 4K capable)
  • Canon 5D Mark II Camera
  • Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS
  • Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS Mark II
  • Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro
  • Sigma ART 20mm f1.4
  • Tamron 35mm f1.8 IS
  • Tokina 11-20 f2.8
  • Cinevate Duzi Slider
  • Manfrotto 535 Carbon Fiber Tripod + 504HD Head
  • Manfrotto Backup Tripod + Monopod
  • Apurture LED lighting kit
  • Light Stands + Light Modifiers
  • Rode NTG3 Boom Microphone + Boom Kit
  • Tram TR50 + Sennheiser G3 Wireless Lav Receiver

Recognition

Film Festival Screenings

  • Quito Independent World Film Festival (2017)
  • Skábmagovat Film Festival (2017)
  • Her-Story/Reel Canada (2017)
  • Bay Street Film Festival (2016)
  • ReFrame Film Festival (2016)
  • Women in Film and Television (2016)
  • Cordoba International Film Festival (2016)
  • First Nations Film and Video Festival (2016)

Let’s Talk

Sound interesting? I invite you to check out my featured work and get in touch to find out  if I’m the right fit for your next project. I periodically offer reduced rates for non-profit clients.